UT Officials Explain Whereabouts of Missing Brains

The specimens were disposed of in 2002.

The brains of dead humans stored at the University of Texas at Austin that were originally thought to be missing were actually destroyed in 2002.

Earlier this week, it was reported that UT was missing 100 human brains stored in formaldehyde on campus.

School officials, however, said on Wednesday that the specimens were disposed of by environmental workers after school staff determined they couldn’t be used for research, reports Reuters.

One of the missing brains was thought to be Charles Whitman’s, who was responsible for a shooting spree on campus in 1966. School officials, however, couldn’t link any of the missing specimens to him.

The brains still on campus are studied by students.

UT is still investigating the matter.

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